Mooless Moo from Pieminister wowed the judges

Source: Pieminister

A gluten-free vegetarian pie from Pieminister has been named Supreme Champion at the 2022 British Pie Awards.

Mooless Pie, made by the Bristol-based firm, beat off stiff competition with a record of 976 pies entered across all categories by bakers, butchers, farm shops and piemakers. The winning pie is filled with jackfruit ‘steak’, craft ale, carrot, onion, black pepper, rosemary, thyme and tomato puree.

“Up to now gluten-free pies were always compared unfavourably with other pies,” said chairman of the British Pie Awards Matthew O’Callaghan. “With this pie gluten-free pies are now equal to any other pie. Being vegetarian and gluten free, Pieminister’s Mooless Pie is an ‘everybody’s pie’ be they vegetarian or meat eater, gluten tolerant or intolerant.

“This was a superb pie, it looked good, had a nice even golden bake. The pastry was crunchy complemented by the moist filling which had ‘bite’ and the balance of flavours in the pie was just right,” he added.

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A record 151 judges chomped their way through the pies in St Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray. There were a host of familiar faces on the judging panel including Craft Bakers Association president Neil Woods; Christopher Freeman, past master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers; Megan Roberts, research & development technologist at AB Mauri; and, Mike Holling, sales & marketing director at Birds Bakery.

Pies could be entered into 23 classes including pork pies, steak & ale, game, vegan, gluten-free and dessert with three special awards handed out as well. The Small Producer Award went to Nice Pie of Old Dalby in Melton Mowbray, the Newcomer Award was handed to Radstock-based Dickie’s Pies and the Young Piemaker Award was given to 16-year-old Paul Curran of WeeCook in Carnoustie, Scotland.

Class winners, meanwhile, included a Luxury Christmas Pie from M&S, a Steak & Stilton Pie made by former supreme champion Turner’s Pies, and a Spiced Miso Beef Short-ribs & Sour Cherry one from Bakeshack in Norfolk. For the full list of class winners see below:


Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

Dickinson & Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie 440g (1lb)

Samworths Savoury Pastry


Pork Pie

Leesons Pork Pie

Leeson Family Butchers


Cold-Eating Savoury Pie

M&S Luxury Christmas Pie

Samworths Savoury Pastry



Jamaican Spicy Beef

Dickie’s Pies


Dessert Pie (including Bramley Apple Pie)

Pepper’s Cottage Bakery Bramley Apple Pie

Pepper’s Cottage Bakery


Steak & Kidney Pie

Luxury Steak & Kidney Pie

Danestream Farm Shop

New Milton

Beef & Any Flavour Combination Pie

Steak & Stilton Pie

Turner’s Pies


Beef & Ale Pie

Dickinson & Morris Steak & Ale Pie

Samworths Savoury Pastry


Beef & Cheese Pie

Steak & Stilton Pie

Turner’s Pies


Meat & Potato Pie

Pepper’s Cottage Bakery Steak & Potato Pie

Pepper’s Cottage Bakery


Lamb Pie

Lamb, Redcurrant & Rosemary Pie

Mid Food


Chicken Pie

Chicken, Ham & Leek

Paul’s Proper British Pies


Chicken & Vegetable / Herb Pie

Chicken, Portobello Mushroom & Truffle Pie

Little & Cull

Newton Abbot

Chicken With Other Meat Pie

Roasted Chicken & Parma Ham with Stilton & Peppercorn Sauce Pie

e Nice Pie

Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray

Speciality Meat & Game Pie

Homemade Wild Boar, Cider & Apple Pie

Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies


Hot-Eating Savoury Pie

Spiced Miso Beef Short-ribs and Sour Cherries


Dereham, Norfolk

Fish Pie

WeeCook Fishwife Pie



Vegetarian Pie

Dickinson & Morris Cheese Potato & Caremelised Onion pie

Samworths Savoury Pastry


Vegan Pie

Chickpea Curry Pasty



Pub Pie

Cheeky Beef & Fondant Potato

Paul’s Proper British Pies


Sports Pie

The Two Brewers Steak & Stilton Pie

Paul’s Proper British Pies


Fish & Chip Shop Pie

Cheeky Beef & Fondant Potato

Paul’s Proper British Pies


Free From

Gluten Free Mooless Pie